Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mid Week Throwdown: 4 Kids

Happy hump day everyone!  This week's Operation Write Home's MidWeek Throwdown Challenge is to create cards 4 Kids.  I've been hooked on this oldie but goodie Disney paper.  One little page goes along way.  I love squares, sort of big "inches"!  Love it!  Best wishes for a great rest of the week, see you Sunday!

DP:  Background:  American Crafts
        Disney Print (at Michaels)
Sentiment:  Handmade by Paula
Twine:  We R Memory Keepers

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Love: OWH Sketch #209

Happy Sunday everyone.  A strange one without our Broncos playing!  The weather warmed up just a bit, enough I could tend to my chickens and wander the yard, thinking of spring!  This week's sketch over at Operation Write Home is brought to you by the talented Annie,  you can find her card here.  Best wishes for a great week, here's to the Broncos taking it all next Sunday!

DP:  MME Lost & Found
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  American Crafts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Mother's Day: Sketch 208

Happy Bronco Sunday everyone!  Wow, my condolences to Patriot fans, but…. Super Bowl here we come!  As I do every Sunday, I have paper in hand, making the weekly sketch from Stars and Stamps over at Operation Write Home during the Denver Broncos game.  It's my "lucky" activity.  Here's my hand at the sketch.  Somehow I didn't see circles, but rather curvey lace and flowers, something different from my usual routine.  Well, have a great week, see you next week!

DP and Flowers:  Recollections
Lace:  Hobby Lobby (left over from wedding STDs)
Sentiment:  Handmade by Paula
Die cut: Spellbinders Tags

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Disney Gang: OWH Sketch #207

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you're staying warm!  Just when we thought we'd melt a bit, another storm came through Colorado last night.  It's going to be a really frigid Bronco game today!  Well, onto this week's sketch is by Jennifer over at The Sparkle Within.

I'm trying to do a bit more kid's cards, so I dug out this Disney character paper that I bought way too much of, and you only use one square.  Sound familiar?  Then I googled Disney character sayings and whoa, off to the races.  It actually got a bit addicting creating, so much I had to stop or I'd miss the Broncos-Chargers playoff game! Best wishes to everyone for a great week.

DP:  Recollections and Paper Studio
Twine:  We R Memory Keepers
Tiny Brads:  Recollections
Sentiments:  Computer generated

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 First Sketch of the Year

Good morning everyone!  Oh my, what a delight and an honor to have one of my cards chosen for Operation Write Home's Sketch of the Week, the first for 2014!  I've learned so much from OWH card makers this last year, I feel my cards have a little touch of each one of you, thank you!

I really love this sketch, so versatile, not only in paper but in shapes too.  I'm big on letting sentiments and the paper do the talking.  A little dry embossing doesn't hurt either.  At any rate, I got so excited that I made a couple more versions to show the versatility of this sketch, hope it gets your mojo going too!   P.S.  If you use a stripe in your challenge, jump on over to the monthly Our Daily Bread Designs challenge and link up your creation there too!

Blue Friend
DP:  DCWV "Winter Basics"  6x6 stack
Sentiment: Create With TLC
Embossing:  Quickutz "Woven"

Pink/Green Miss U
DP:  K&Company, Studio G
Sentiment:  Handmade By Paula

Brown Miss U
DP:  Paper Studio
Sentiment:  Handmade By Paula

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Operation Write Home Top 13

Happy New Year everyone!  Best wishes for a wonderful new year.   There's a tradition over at Operation Write Home to have card makers post their top favorite cards made during the year.  It's like a mini memory lane and blog hop, all at the same time!  

The year has been really enlightening for me, as I realized I was developing a style, and could really identify sketches and papers that just "hit it off" for me.  Here's my favorite cards for  2013, thanks for stopping by.